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asia insitute of research, journal of social and political sciences, jsp, aior, journal publication, humanities journal, social journa
asia insitute of research, journal of social and political sciences, jsp, aior, journal publication, humanities journal, social journa
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Published: 10 September 2021

Practical and Strategic Benefits of Banking Literacy Park in Library of Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Sri Utari, Sri Anawati, Argyo Demartoto

Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

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Pages: 94-102

Keywords: Academic Library, Banking Literacy, Benefit, Literacy Park, Practical, Strategic


Well literate and financially inclusive community can be created through improving financial and banking literacy. This descriptive qualitative research aims to find out practical and strategic benefits of Banking Literacy Park to library users in Library of Universitas Sebelas Maret, with questionnaire being the method of collecting data. Data analysis uses an interactive model encompassing data collection, data display, data reduction, and conclusion drawing. The population of research includes students of FEB (Faculty of Economics and Business), SV (School of Vocation) and Postgraduate School of UNS, and financial practitioners. Discussion is conducted using structural functional theory. The result shows Banking Literacy Park in Library of Universitas Sebelas Maret used to find information, fulfill the need for financial and banking literacy (Goal attainment), respond to the library users’ need for open and comfortable learning space (Adaptation); Library of Universitas Sebelas Maret establishes a relation with stakeholders to ensure emotional bond (Integration); the presence of literacy park can be optimized by increasing facilities, infrastructures, and holding financial and banking literacy (Latency). Practical benefit includes UNS-BNI Literacy Park in banking area as an alternative open comfortable strategic reading corner for studying, doing the lecturing assignment and final assignment, discussing, browsing internet, improving infrastructure and providing financial/banking literacy. Strategic benefit includes Banking Literacy Park providing knowledge and skill to manage money by understanding banking, investment, budgeting, selecting insurance, making decisions and opportunity of getting better life in the future. The management of UNS-BNI Literacy Park in banking area is conducted continuously to keep it existent and sustainable.


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